Life Support: Helping Our Female Healthcare Workers Survive – and Thrive – During COVID-19

Women now account for approximately one-third of the U.S. physician workforce and comprise half of all U.S. medical school graduates. However, career interruptions and greater tradeoffs between home and work responsibilities may compromise career satisfaction, well-being and professional fulfillment for women in healthcare professions. During this course, Dr. Ana Viamonte-Ros will discuss the different demands that women in healthcare professions face, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to incorporate tools and tactics for both men and women to use to support women in the healthcare professions.  

Target Audience

All physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, respiratory therapist (personal growth) and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze how the demands of women in healthcare professions differ from those of their male counterparts and the impact these differences can have on burnout, career satisfaction, well-being and professional fulfillment. 
  • Identify and address implicit bias as it relates to gender and its impact on women in healthcare professions. 
  • Incorporate tools and tactics for both men and women to use to support women in the healthcare professions.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Seabury, S. A., Chandra, A., & Jena, A. B. (2013). Trends in the earnings of male and female health care professionals in the United States, 1987 to 2010. JAMA internal medicine, 173(18), 1748-1750.
  • Tsugawa, Y., Jena, A. B., Figueroa, J. F., Orav, E. J., Blumenthal, D. M., & Jha, A. K. (2017). Comparison of hospital mortality and readmission rates for Medicare patients treated by male vs female physicians. JAMA internal medicine, 177(2), 206-213.
  • Wenham, C., Smith, J., & Morgan, R. (2020). COVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak. The lancet, 395(10227), 846-848.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
Course opens: 
06/01/2021
Course expires: 
04/30/2023

Ana M. Viamonte-Ros, M.D., MPH
Medical Director, Palliative Care and Bioethics Services
Chief Wellness Officer
Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Professor, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interest. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected. 

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

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